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Model railway lovers devastated as vandals smash years of work | UK news

Rampage leaves ‘grown men with tears in their eyes’ as show is cancelled in LincolnshireVandals have smashed up a model railway show, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage and leaving exhibitors “devastated and distraught”.Members of Market Deeping Model Railway club were forced to cancel their annual exhibition at Welland academy in Stamford, Lincolnshire, after the break-in and rampage in the early hours of Saturday morning. Continue reading...

Julianna Margulies on her shocking Ebola drama: 'I panicked in my hazmat suit!' | Television & radio

The star of ER and The Good Wife is back – as a doctor fighting to save humanity. She gives her bodyguard the slip to talk about our imperilled planet – and her love of Sussex A-roadsBefore I meet Julianna Margulies, I spend three days staring at her bodyguard. He’s impossible to miss: one of those men whose every attempt to blend in flounders. Margulies and I are in Lille, judges at the Series Mania television festival, although our experiences differ a little. My cloak of anonymity allows me t...

Old grudges, new weapons… is the US on the brink of war with Iran? | US news

While American hawks talk up an ‘imminent’ threat from Tehran with no hard evidence, echoing the start of the Iraq conflict, hardliners are in the ascendant in IranFor better or worse, America remains the world’s leading military superpower. In Washington last week, a familiar row erupted over how best that power should be used. Past targets have included Soviet Russia, al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Today the international bogeyman topping the White House’s to-do list is Ir...

Is Arya Death? The questions we need answered in Game of Thrones | Television & radio

The saga comes to a close in what promises to be an epic finale. But who will kill Daenerys, will Bran warg again – and are the White Walkers gone for good?Warning: this article contains spoilers.Many of the big season eight questions have already been answered, like how the White Walkers are defeated, how Cersei bites the dust, and whether or not the showrunners knew where they were going all along. After a, shall we say, divisive penultimate episode, we are left with a deeply twisted happily-e...

Why Monica from Friends is this summer’s unlikely style icon | Fashion

We were all too busy admiring Rachel’s hair and Chandler’s jokes first time around to notice Monica Geller’s love of mom jeans and hair barrettes. But the world has finally caught up with the poster girl for 90s normcoreTowards the end of 2018, Netflix paid $100m (£78m) to extend its right to air Friends for one more year. Netflix doesn’t release viewing figures, but this confirmed what we already knew: a whole new generation is hooked on Ross, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe, Chandler and Monica.But espec...

Tears, honesty and flirty games: how we escaped our married sex rut | Life and style

After 15 years and three children, my husband and I found ourselves stuck in an ‘intimacy impasse’. Could a therapist help us sizzle again?It’s usually when I have my head in the dishwasher that my husband will come up and say, “Hey love, do you fancy a cuddle tonight?” I don’t know how, but somehow “cuddle” has, over the years, become the cute (but loaded) word for sex in our house. And I, often wanting just a cuddle – one that doesn’t involve an erection, merely a straight up, PG cuddle – ofte...

Nigel Slater: 10 recipes from my little black book | Food

Exclusive extract: For years, Nigel Slater has been writing down everything he eats in his notebook. These notes shape the plant-based recipes in his new book, Greenfeast There is a little black book on the kitchen table. Neatly annotated in places, virtually illegible in others, it is the latest in a long line of tissue-thin pages containing the hand-written details of everything I eat. This is not one of the kitchen chronicles where I write down recipe workings and shopping lists, ideas and wi...

Nothing but the truth: the legacy of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four | Books

Every generation turns to it in times of political turmoil, and this extract from a new book about the novel examines its relevance in the age of fake news and TrumpRead other extracts from the book: • David Bowie’s Orwell: how Nineteen Eighty-Four shaped Diamond Dogs• ‘He typed in bed in his dressing gown’: how Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-FourDecember 1948. A man sits at a typewriter, in bed, on a remote island, fighting to complete the book that means more to him than any other. He is terribl...

Saturday Night Live finale: Baldwin-Trump sings Queen and panics Pence | Television & radio

The finale fitted the season: some good ideas, Kate McKinnon shining, a sincere message let down by a previous misstepThe season finale opens with a message from Alec Baldwin’s Trump. He’s excited for summer, when he’ll get to indulge in activities he “never has time for”, such as “golf, visiting friends in prison and enjoying all the fantastic new tariffs from Gina”. Related: No holds Barred: Trump and his troops push for imperial presidency Continue reading...

The Guardian view on Theresa May’s Brexit options: stark – and getting starker | Editorial | Opinion

If there is no majority for the prime minister’s bill next month, the chances of a Brexit outcome in this parliament look remoteTheresa May’s plan to bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a vote at the start of June has generated weary indifference at Westminster and beyond. In many ways it is, of course, easy to see why. Her Brexit deal was defeated in January, and then twice more in March. The deal hasn’t changed much. Her own authority is vestigial. So what is the point of trying for a...

If I were Jeremy Corbyn I’d be praying for a Boris Johnson victory | Matthew d’Ancona | Opinion

The Tory party is in trouble. Having a rightwing populist incompetent as leader would quickly trigger an election“This isn’t a TV reality contest!” So declared defence minister Tobias Ellwood, when asked by Sky News’ Sophy Ridge about the forthcoming Conservative leadership race. To which there is only one honest response: that’s precisely what it is. Even as the new Brexit deadline draws closer, the Labour-Tory talks collapse, the Commons prepares to reject Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement fo...

The Guardian view on Minecraft: all human life is here | Editorial | Opinion

How will games play out when they are superimposed on the real world?Once upon a time, when all the world was analogue, games could only be played together by people in the same place and at the same time. But that was before the internet. One of the most profound and least anticipated ways in which the internet has changed society is that it has allowed more people to play more games together than ever before in history. For the most popular there can be nearly a million simultaneous players ar...

There should be nothing wrong in waving Palestinian flags at Eurovision | Michael Segalov | Opinion

As an audience member in Tel Aviv I saw the flags of many nations on display. Why not those of Israel’s neighbours?There were loud boos in the Tel Aviv Expo Centre on Saturday night, and not just when it was announced that voters in Greece and Cyprus had once again awarded each other the full 12 Eurovision song contest points in their annual display of allegiance. When Hatari – the Icelandic entrants – waved Palestinian scarves solemnly to the cameras as their results rolled in, my fellow audien...

It’s not difficult to define Islamophobia. So why does Britain struggle with it so much? | Nesrine Malik | Opinion

From the Tory party to the police, senior figures raise problems which are simply irrelevant. It says a lot about their willingness to confront this prejudiceLast week it became clear that, according to senior police, the Tories and some non-Muslim public figures with some Muslim friends, the term “Islamophobia” is undefinable in any meaningful, actionable way. The working definition, put forward by the all-party parliamentary group on British Muslims, is not legally binding; yet Martin Hewitt, ...

US PGA Championship 2019: final round – live! | Sport

Brooks Koepka holds a seven-shot lead heading into the final daySee the latest leaderboard hereYou can send Scott your thoughts on the day’s play via email 7.03pm BST Brooks is riding high, to invoke Paulie Walnuts, and he’s on the practice range, working through the driver, his weapon of mass destruction of the rest of the field. It looks a little windier than it has been in the previous three days. He’s last on the range, psyching himself up to defend his title. He also backed up the US Open s...

Chris Woakes takes five as England complete 4-0 series win over Pakistan | Sport

• Fifth ODI: England 351-9; Pakistan 297 all out• Woakes takes five for 54 as England win by 54 runsEngland will yomp into this summer’s home World Cup with chests puffed out and optimism aplenty after a 54-run win over Pakistan at Headingley wrapped up a convincing 4-0 series scoreline.There are still warm-up matches against Australia and Afghanistan to be negotiated – and a final squad to be revealed on Tuesday– but, last month’s Alex Hales affair aside, Eoin Morgan could scarcely have wished ...

Kompany quits Manchester City to become Anderlecht’s player-manager | Football

• Captain leaves on a high after City complete domestic treble• ‘The time has come for me to go. What a season to bow out’Vincent Kompany left a victorious Manchester City dressing room at Wembley for the fifth and final time knowing that his secret would be out soon enough. “Family commitments,” was the line given, with a twinkle in the eye, to those hoping for a word about his future, and as he disappeared through a side door to meet his loved ones, nobody could have been prepared for the reve...

Primoz Roglic strong favourite for Giro after crushing time trial win | Sport

• Slovenian makes light of rainy conditions to take ninth stage• Simon Yates loses 3min 11sec to the stage winnerPrimoz Roglic emerged as the overwhelming favourite for the Giro d’Italia when he won the ninth stage, a 34.8km individual time trial from Riccione to San Marino. Britain’s Simon Yates, among other contenders, suffered a heavy loss of time to the Slovenian in wet conditions. Related: John McEnroe in his prime and at his most irascible makes fascinating viewing | Tim Lewis Continue re...

Afghanistan World Cup guide: game plan, key player and prediction | Sport

Kicking off our pre-tournament series, we look at Afghanistan’s hopes for the Cricket World Cup under surprise new captain Gulbadin NaibIn April, only a month before the World Cup, the Afghan cricket board decided to replace the eponymous national team captain, Asghar Afghan. Afghan had been the captain for all three formats for almost four years, leading them in 56 ODIs, 46 T20 internationals and their first two Tests – including their maiden victory over Ireland, his last game as a captain. Re...

Real Madrid end season with damning defeat and Bale again stewing on bench | Football

• Gareth Bale an unused sub as Real Madrid suffer final-day defeat• Loren and Jesé give Real Betis a 2-0 win at the BernabeuLoren Morón and Jesé teamed up to hand Real Betis a famous victory at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid’s disappointing season ended with a whimper. Related: Antoine Griezmann’s exit may lead to summer exodus at Atlético Madrid | Sid Lowe Continue reading...

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